Here in an area bounded by Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon you’ll find some of the finest landscape in England

Notgrove Barn and sheep
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Notgrove Estate

The hamlet of Notgrove lies on the top of the Cotswolds in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Mentioned in the Doomsday Book, the Notgrove Estate is now a family farm of around 1500 acres. Set in some spectacular countryside it includes 400 acres of unspoilt pasture mostly in steep sided dry valleys, interspersed with mixed woodland copses. This land is primarily used for sheep whilst cereals are cultivated on the remainder. There are around 30 Cotswold stone cottages in the quiet and picturesque village, which is typical of the area.

The Estate is managed by Harry and Diana Acland. They are both passionate about conservation, wild birds and animals. To support these they have entered into a conservation scheme which promotes the preservation of our natural wildlife and birds. In particular Skylarks, Corn Bunting, Grey Partridge and Lawping. We have also seen a great improvement in the Hare and Hedgehog populations.

The Cotswolds

Here in an area bounded by Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon you’ll find some of the finest landscape in England. Cotswold towns and villages such as Burford, Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water are world famous and remain largely unchanged since their creation in medieval England centuries ago. This was when the wealth of the wool trade left its mark in the high quality stone buildings for which the area is renowned.

Notgrove itself lies in the heart of the Cotswolds, only 4 miles from Northleach, famed for its magnificent church of St Peter and St Paul which is claimed to be the “Cathedral of the Cotswolds”. Nearby, the River Windrush flows through the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water, creating a very picturesque village scene.

At nearly 800ft, Stow-on-the-Wold is the highest of the Cotswold towns and is famous as a centre for antiques. The Roman Fosse Way from Cirencester to Leicester passes through it and it probably dates from a prehistoric fortified settlement on top of the hill.

Should you decide to stay for a few days in one of our holiday cottages you will find plenty of places to visit and sites to enjoy, in these market towns or quiet villages and hamlets. If you would like to book a cottage please click here

Property Lettings

We have a range of 2/3 bedroom cottages which occasionally come up for rent. If you would like to rent a cottage please fill in a Housing Application form and send to

Please call Katie Cole on 07760 337441 to check availability or email

Buildings and yard areas are available for rent.

For further details call Harry Acland on 01451 850239 or email

Village Events

The village hall is open every Friday evening with a pay bar from 7pm.

Notgrove Village Hall Hire

Notgrove Village Hall is situated in the centre of the village next to the telephone box. The Hall has a seating capacity of 80, disabled access/toilet and also has outside space available for use including a small events tent if required. The Village Hall holds a full alcohol license and the bar is available on request.

Kitchen facilities are limited so not suitable for food preparation but only for the provision of hot or cold drinks.  Available equipment includes a pool table, two dart boards, playing cards, a small table football game and a music system. The hall also has a very good stage area. While the Village Hall does have a private car park, it is not very big so parking is fairly limited. Overflow parking is often possible in nearby fields.

The Village Hall bar is open every Friday evening from 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm and Country Music evenings are run fortnightly on Thursday evenings from February to December – visitors welcome. The bar is often open on other evenings during the summer when the local cricket team are playing at home.

Hall rental is currently £7 per hour plus a £5 heating supplement per session if applicable. A £10 deposit is required from non-villagers.

For further details, including full terms and conditions, or to make a booking please contact Patrick Hill on 01451 830155 or via email at

Horse Livery & Riding Area

The Estate has wonderful riding with access to a larger area through an extensive network of bridle paths.

We have two livery yards:

The Manor Yard

This offers a full livery service which includes use of the riding arena. This is a small Victorian stable yard of 8 boxes that is run by a dedicated groom.

The Old Dairy

This is a DIY yard run on a cooperative basis comprising 15 stables. The site is secure with its own tack room, feed storage, trailer parking and riding arena. Each stable comes with its own dedicated 1 ac paddock.

All livery owners have open access to ride around the Estate.

This set within in the walled garden and is a Charles Britton all weather surface 60m by 40m riding arena. Jumps are available. Booking by the ½ hour.

For further information please contact the following:
Manor Yard: Karen Forsyth  07774 493108
Riding Arena:  Karen Forsyth  07774 493108
DIY Yard:  Lorraine Osborne  07990 505 887
General Enquiries
Harry Acland
pm: 01451 850 239
am: 07775 902921

The Bear Dog Boarding Kennels

Set out of the village and in the valley below is the newly opened Bear Boarding Kennels. Run by Alex Butler the kennels offers a variety of services from a doggy holiday to doggy day care.

For more information call Alex on 07817 386782 – or – 07912 179937 email or see their website

The Notgrove Trust

The Notgrove Trust is a small grant making trust set up by Mr and Mrs David Acland in 1979 which supports charities and charitable bodies located only in Gloucestershire or those of special interest to the trustees. Notgrove Trust does not support medical research or personal applications and major national charities are unlikely to get a donation.

In 2015, just under 50 grants totalling £134,000 were made helping charities such as Cotswold Riding for the Disabled,  Home-Start Cotswold, The Nelson Trust and the Mulberry Bush School.

All applications must be made in writing stating what they do and why they want the donation.  All applications must include a full copy of their last years’ accounts.  As the  trustees have no clerical help applications are not acknowledged and if the applicant has heard nothing within a month their application was unsuccessful.  Applications by email are not accepted or acknowledged.

All applications should be sent to:

Mrs Diana Acland
The Manor,
Glos GL54 3BT

Tel: 01451 850239